© Sally Hewett
is a British artist, who studied Fine Art at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury. In 2004, she had her first solo exhibition at Gallery in the Friars. Since then, she showed her work in numerous international solo and group exhibitions. Sally’s practice of embroidery and stitching centers around ideas of beauty and ugliness and the conventions which determine our definition of each. Not conventionally beautiful bodies take her eye, but bodies which show their history, which have been altered by experiences, which are decorated with bruises, scars, spots, stretch marks, freckles, pigmentation, veins. Bodies which have the marks of life on them. She likes to think about the discrepancy between medium and content. Her works are determinations of craft and art. For her newest work she thought about plastic surgery and implants, the wish to change something, which doesn't corresponds to the commom idea of beauty, like a long nose, small breasts, a big belly.